Els De Roo - Original work on wood
ABOUT THE WORK
Title Artwork: “ Slovakije ”
56 x 86,5 cm
Drawing on antique wooden frame with patina
Charcoal, ink, acrylic paint
Remark: The drawing is painted directly on the wood of the frame, the wooden frame is rather fragile
Signed at the verso
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Els is a young artist living in Ghent, Belgium.
As an Art Major in Drawing/Art of Printing, her work consist mainly out of drawings, on various media. At the moment, the main focus of her work are her sketchbooks. Next to that she makes large scale drawings and lithographic prints.
Color is almost non existent in the work, just like people.
Our reality is her starting point for the drawings. However, the drawings always take over and she ends up with a totally different reality of her own. The black drawings have a film-like quality. As if the actor has just left the room. There is an overpowering tension in the spaces she draws.
The many layers of black ink attack you. Page after page you cannot escape from it. Even in the blank spaces, there are traces of the aggressive black shimmering through the paper on the reverse side.
Themes like being trapped in an overpowering multitude, the tension, for ever wandering, play a big role in her work.